Philippa of Hainault

1314 - 1369

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Philippa of Hainault (sometimes spelled Hainaut; Middle French: Philippe de Hainaut; 24 June 1310 (or 1315) – 15 August 1369) was Queen of England as the wife and political adviser of King Edward III. She acted as regent in 1346, when her husband was away for the Hundred Years' War. Daughter of Count William of Hainaut and French princess Joan of Valois, Philippa was engaged to Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1326. Their marriage was celebrated in York Minster on 24 January 1328, some months after Edward's accession to the throne of England and Isabella of France's infamous invasion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippa of Hainault has received more than 1,000,587 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Philippa of Hainault is the 294th most popular companion (down from 169th in 2019), the 1,258th most popular biography from France (down from 780th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Companion.

Philippa of Hainault was a queen consort of England as the wife of King Edward III. She was the mother of King Richard II and King Edward the Black Prince, and grandmother of King Henry IV.

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Among companions, Philippa of Hainault ranks 294 out of 673Before her are Duchess Anna of Prussia, Princess Milica of Montenegro, Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Marie of Brabant, Queen of France, Christina of Saxony, and Eurydice II of Macedon. After her are Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Vanessa Paradis, Maria of Antioch, Margaret Leijonhufvud, Olivera Despina, and Linda McCartney.

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Among people born in 1314, Philippa of Hainault ranks 2Before her is Valdemar III of Denmark. After her are Sergius of Radonezh, Uthong, and Amda Seyon I. Among people deceased in 1369, Philippa of Hainault ranks 4Before her are Empress Gi, Peter of Castile, and Margaret, Countess of Tyrol. After her are Peter I of Cyprus and Uthong.

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Among people born in France, Philippa of Hainault ranks 1,258 out of 6,011Before her are Lionel Jospin (1937), Blanche Monnier (1849), Odilo of Cluny (961), Gundobad (500), Heinrich Kramer (1430), and Mistinguett (1875). After her are Livilla (-13), Armand David (1826), Renata of Lorraine (1544), Claude, Duke of Guise (1496), François Cluzet (1955), and Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger (1894).

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